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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This is the first Divine Reserve that we have filtered. This decision was made to make the hop flavors brighter, plus it would have been a bottling nightmare with all the hop bits in it. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Endeavor DIPA. Nice balanced double IPA. Moderately hoppy with soft pine notes. Nothing particularly outstanding or special but it’s tasty and it goes down easy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
Tap at taphouse Munich. Amber, creamy offwhite head. Fresh fruity citric hop nose. Light sticky resinny base, but nice broad hop profile on top. Grapefruit peel aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours an orangish amber with a small off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of peach, pineapple. Somewhat juicy, with some orange peel. Flavor is fruity, with some mild caramel malt backing and a twinge of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, aerage carbonation. Finishes with hoppy with a bit of booze. This is pretty nice.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (1287) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
As a dipa weak very weak. No aroma very malty very little flVor for a dipa. No aroma or very weak. Seems beer rockie dipa category. Skip it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (128) - - AUG 14, 2014
Had it on tap, not bad. I honestly couldn’t pick up much of anything but grass in the aroma. A tiny bit of of pineyness but thats it. Taste was a little better. Little bit of tropical fruit, little pine. Bitter. I wasn’t crazy about elissa IPA by Saint Arnold. I thought it was kind of sweet and weird. This was a little better. I don’t know, maybe I’ve never gotten a good one. Not crazy about it though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1887) - USA - AUG 10, 2014
Golden orange in color... Aroma of sticky citrus hops, caramel malts... Flavor is caramel malts, citrus hops, sticky burnt malts... Nice citrus hop finish... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber: ENDEAVOUR IIPA - Copper orange color with 2 fingers of off white , dense, lush foam, which settles after a couple of minutes leaving lace. Aroma is nice and juicy, fruity with orange, honey, and pine. The flavor is a nice balance of acidic and bitter, with nice caramel backbone, it finishes with a touch of aspirin dryness. Medium-full palate, slightly slick, soft mouthfeel adequate carbonation, holds up pretty well with warming. Really nice IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3431) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Brown pour with tan head. Grassy, citrus, light pine aromas and flavors, tones still ok for a slightly aged iipa.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottled: This is the one I fear, an almost three year old DIPA

Yeah as expected the hop esters are buried and what is left behind is pale grains, sweet breads and developing oxidizing. There is still some fleeting bitterness on the palate but really this is a shell of it likely was and does not have enough malt backbone to become a tasty Barleywine. Worse as it warms some pickle starts to dominate the profile.... if you got this left either man up and take one for the team or dump it in the toilet. This beer did not develop interestingly over the years

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Part of an IPA tasting, full pour. Pours muddy orange with decent white creamy head. Lots of spruce/pine up front with some grapefruit, melon, misc. citrus. Taste had a cardboard, overcooked note...hard to explain but it was a bit offputting. Some mellow caramel malt smoothed it out overall. Polaring for the group.


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